Scrambling of Sequence Information in Collision-Induced Dissociation of Peptides
Collision-induced dissociation (CID) of protonated YAGFL-NH2 leads to nondirect sequence fragment ions that cannot directly be derived from the primary peptide structure. Experimental and theoretical evidence indicate that primary fragmentation of the intact peptide leads to the linear YAGFLoxa b5 ion with a C-terminal oxazolone ring that is attacked by the N-terminal amino group to induce formation of a cyclic peptide b5 isomer. The latter can undergo various proton transfer reactions and opens up to form something other than the YAGFLoxa linear b5 isomer, leading to scrambling of sequence information in the CID of protonated YAGFL-NH2.
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